December 27, 2023

ACA Connects Statement on NTIA Part 200 Guidance for BEAD Program

December 27, 2023 – The following statement regarding ‘NTIA Part 200 Guidance for BEAD Program’ may be attributed to ACA Connects President and CEO Grant Spellmeyer:

“With yesterday’s release of guidance on application of the Part 200 federal grant requirements, NTIA has taken another significant step forward in implementing the BEAD program. NTIA’s guidance adopts exemptions and modifications to the requirements that will encourage participation by ACA Connects Members and other broadband providers, leading to more cost-effective deployments. ACA Connects thanks NTIA and looks forward to working with the agency and States to get robust and reliable broadband service to all locations in the US.”


About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 500 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, video, and phone services covering 23 million customers, 6 million of which are located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. ACA Connects Members operate in every state, providing advanced communications to connect homes, companies, main street, schools, hospitals and more. America’s economic prosperity in smaller communities and rural areas depends on the growth and success of ACA Connects Members, who believe a connected nation is a prosperous nation.

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